Prosecutors confiscated and searched the Presidential Archives in connection with the suspicion that Park Geun-hye and the passport at the time interfered with the investigation of the Sewol special investigation committee (special committee).

The Sewol tragedy special investigation team seized and searched the presidential records of former President Park Geun-hye, who has been in the archives in Sejong City for the fourth day since the 7th.

The special group is checking documents produced by the Blue House government in the Park Geun-hye government to investigate suspicions that former passport officials had interfered with the investigation of the Special Committee launched after the Sewol ferry tragedy.

The search for confiscation of presidential records is conducted by presenting a warrant issued by the High Court and reading the documents.

The special corps plans to conduct summons investigations on cases related to the case, such as the vice-chairman of the former Special Committee, Dae Dae-hwan, along with the work of viewing the presidential records.

The seizure search is aimed at identifying suspicions of interfering with the task force investigation. Previously, the Sewol ferry family council was chaired by former president of the Blue House, Cho Yun-seon, former president of the Blue House, Kim Jae-won, former member of the Saenuri Party, and former vice-chairman Cho Dae-hwan, at the Plaza Hotel on January 19, 2015. He filed a complaint with the prosecution in January saying that he had interfered with the investigation, including meeting with the task force and budget cuts.

Prosecutors are said to be confirming that there have been documents reported to the Blue House regarding the findings of the former ROK military commander inspecting surviving families.

The Sewol Special Group was launched on November 11 of last year to fully investigate the suspicion over the Sewol tragedy and subsequent investigations.

On the 22nd of the same month, we seized and searched over 10 places including the Coast Guard and embarked on a full-scale investigation.